commented on A Polite Request for Showgoers to SHUT THE FUCK UP
Playing to a crowd where a few people are braying over the music is a great zen exercise in not kicking over the mike, not jumping into the audience and not smashing your guitar in their faces. Black belt level is not letting it affect your performance in any way.
If everyone is braying, then it's easier to not care. But a few identifiable bad apples scream out for retribution.
That said, I lived in a small town where the police blog writer and classical music critic at the local rag reviewed a visiting string quartet performance by (and only by) complaining about ignorant audience members clapping at the wrong times. He was the asshole in that scenario, btw.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Haters Gonna Hate
@50: I took the broader point to be that, when asked how you could possibly explain your depraved sex life to your kids, the best possible reply is to ask how the asker explains the details of his or her sex life to his or her kids. And 99 times out of 10, the answer is going to be something about not discussing the details of those things with your kids.
commented on Stand Perfectly Still While That Bigot Punches You In the Face...
@35: Pretty sure no one is pretending they don't know what you're talking about. Whatever kernel of a message you've got is smothered by the glossolalia. Now that I'm pretty sure you're not going to hurt yourself, I feel freer to enjoy your posts as a kind of performance art.
Bonus question: Does Dan smell like honeysuckle to you? Did he used to smell like trees?